So, I have been thinking about beginning to blog again. I have struggled with topics to write about in addition to having a new found love which, is podcasting. I host one on Autism from a parent's perspective and cohost another that is a morning show for people awake enough to do one. I've also been busy working on my graduate level coursework.
I used to love to blog! I loved ranting and raving about things or just writing incessantly about nothing. I now have my own website dedicated to that - that was just created today but I also want to write here, on redhedd because this site has been a great source of support for me over the years since its inception.
I really do not have much to say today other than I am pissed that my daughter is being bullied at school and nothing is being done to stop that nonsense. I am concerned about my son because he is struggling in school. He has always struggled and most of you know that my children are special needs children; more specifically, on the autism spectrum among other behavioral health issues. They are a handful but they are wonderful all at the same time.
Concerning my son, I read through his report card, and Individualized Education Plan and saw that for the majority of his grades he is performing at below grade level and it was clearly stated in his IEP that he is being taught at below grade level. How the heck do you expect a child that is performing at below grade level this year to move on up to the next grade and succeed? I am working on getting the school to keep him back a year so he can play catch up and maybe perform at grade level or above grade level. I am trying very hard to set him up for success not failure and rid him of his frustration with school. He thinks he is stupid because he has trouble in areas and it would not help his self-esteem to move him up a grade and have him be in the same situation he is in now. Plus, fourth grade is much harder because there is more reading and this is one of his areas of weakness.
Let me tell you the child comes home with classwork in which, he has not answered all of the questions and the questions he did answer are mostly wrong. I am not about to let these school teachers tell me that he should move forward because they might think that it looks bad on their part. Not to mention they were supposed to implement assitive technology for him in which, he would get his own little laptop to type up his written work - they have done nothing all year in that respect.
He is moving to a new school next year and this school is a better school. I made sure I let the new school know that I want him held back so they are going to coordinate with his old school, blah blah blah. They better do something because they did nothing when I called to tell that my daughter was being bullied at school.
I am an Autism Warrior mom and what that means is you don't mess with me. Especially because I am a ginger - that makes me even more of a nuisance when I want things done!!!! Agreed?
Thanks for reading
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